Governance Representative Board

Our people

Governance Representative Board

The MacDiarmid Institute is governed by a Board whose members are drawn largely from our partner organisations.

Paul Atkins

Paul Atkins

Board Chair

January 2018 – present

CEO

Zealandia

Professor Richard Blaikie

Professor Richard Blaikie

Board Member

June 2017 – present

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

University of Otago

Will Charles

Will Charles

Board Member

July 2016 – present

General Manager Tech Dev, UniServices

University of Auckland

Professor Don Cleland, FIPENZ, FASHRAE, FNZIFST, FIRHACE, HONMAIRAH

Professor Don Cleland, FIPENZ, FASHRAE, FNZIFST, FIRHACE, HONMAIRAH

Board Member

2010 – present

Head of the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Massey University

Heather Deacon

Heather Deacon

Board Member

March 2019 - present

General Manager - Research and Technical Services Operation, Maori Economy and Programmes

Callaghan Innovation

Professor David Harper

Professor David Harper

Board Member

March 2019 - present

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculties of Science, Engineering, Architecture & Design

Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Wendy Lawson

Professor Wendy Lawson

Board Member

March 2015 – present

Pro Vice Chancellor Science

University of Canterbury

Joe Manning

Joe Manning

Board Member

March 2019 - present

Head of Department (Materials and Air)

GNS Science

Dr Geoff Todd

Dr Geoff Todd

Board Member

September 2010 – present

Managing Director

VicLink Ltd

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston

Ex-officio Board Member

May 2018 – present

The MacDiarmid Institute Co-Director

University of Auckland

Professor Justin  Hodgkiss

Professor Justin Hodgkiss

Ex-officio Board Member

May 2018 – present

The MacDiarmid Institute Co-Director

Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Carla Meledandri

Dr Carla Meledandri

Ex-officio Board Member

The MacDiarmid Institute Science Executive PI Representative

University of Otago